On 1 May 2010 00:06, William Pietri <william(a)scissor.com> wrote:
Hi. Thanks for the comment.
Just to be clear, we didn't completely ignore that comment, or any
other; we've been going through the comments on phone meetings every
week. We did, however, fail to respond to that one, which I'm sorry for.
I'll make sure to bring these up next we talk. Going back through, out
of 26 comments, I see 3 that didn't get replies, so I'll be sure to get
those, too. Thanks.
So i can be sure I understand, when you say "nowhere near ready for
release", are you referring just to those 3 issues? I believe the
question of speed there has mainly to do with labs, rather than Flagged
Revs itself, and the other 2 points you mention are suggested UI
improvements. From your phrasing, I take it you believe those UI changes
are important enough to delay release?
Well, I haven't done much testing after reporting those issues, since
I was being ignored, so I can't say if there are any other problems.
I just tested the speed and it took about 9 seconds to review. I think
anything over half a second is too long (remember, people need to be
able to review edits without significantly slowing down their RC
patrol), so is labs really nearly 20 times slower than the live site?
I think the order of the items on the page is worth getting right in
the first version. When people are first exposed to a new feature it
needs to be as intuitive as possible. It's hardly a difficult thing to
I wouldn't call what page I end up on at the end of the process part
of the user interface. It is part of the path through the software. I
also think it is worth getting right from the start.
If people find this new feature annoying, they won't use it (and won't
be likely to start using it once you fix it). If people don't use it,
you have wasted a lot of everyone's time, including your own. That
means you need to get it right first time. That is why you have a test
site - so you can fix all the bugs before going live. You don't put
half-completed code on a top 5 website.